Strokes: Signs, Rehabilitation, and Risk Reduction

What is a Stroke? When talking about strokes, many refer to what’s known as an ischemic stroke. Accounting for nearly 80% of all strokes, an ischemic stroke occurs when a blood vessel (leading to the brain) becomes blocked, cutting off blood flow to certain parts of the brain. An interruption of blood flow means that [...]

July 13th, 2017|

Prostate Cancer: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

A Growing Concern Based on year-over-year trends, the American Cancer Society estimates that in 2017, there will be 161,360 new cases of prostate cancer, and approximately 26,730 deaths. One reason for its frequency in recent years is that life expectancy has increased – and paired with the fact that 80% of prostate cancer cases are [...]

July 6th, 2017|

Skin Cancer in Seniors: Development, Identification, and Risk Reduction

On the Surface and On the Rise Skin cancer is consistently reported to be the most common form of cancer in the United States, affecting more than one million people every year – many of whom are 65 years of age or older. While many are aware of the three types of skin cancer – [...]

June 22nd, 2017|

Elderly Malnutrition

Elderly Malnutrition; Spot the Signs of Malnutrition in your Elderly Relative As we age, our bodies require fewer calories, yet we require more protein, calcium, B vitamins, and other nutrients. Unfortunately, there remains a surprising lack of awareness about the specific dietary needs of seniors and how nutrition plays a key role in their well-being [...]

May 11th, 2017|

Maintaining Kidney Health

Maintaining Kidney Health; Support your Kidneys through Diet & Lifestyle Physical well-being is contingent upon the health of all of our organs, and while the areas of focus for seniors may often be the heart and brain, the kidneys are just as important and should demand the same level of care and attention. Located to [...]

April 13th, 2017|

Alcohol Abuse in Seniors

Alcoholism in the Elderly; Signs & Effects of Alcohol Abuse in the Elderly It can be common for friends and family members to overlook – or completely miss – an aging loved one’s abuse of alcohol. For instance, if he or she has always included alcohol in his or her daily routine, recognising increased (but [...]

March 30th, 2017|

Occupational Therapy for Seniors

Occupational Therapy Activities or the Elderly; Helpful Tips for Carers Occupational therapy is a method of helping people lead independent and productive lives by allowing them to recover or develop skills needed to complete daily tasks. While occupational therapy can be utilised by those of any age, it has been known to be quite beneficial [...]

March 23rd, 2017|

5 New Year Resolutions to Keep with Your Elderly Relative

5 Good Things to do for your Elderly Relative The new year is here, and it's time to start making those resolutions again. But rather than setting yourself unrealistic resolutions that you will have forgotten about in a few months, here are five simple resolutions you can set yourself as you continue to look after [...]

January 5th, 2017|

After Surgery

After Surgery: How to care for an elderly person at home Many elderly undergo surgery at some point for everything from hip replacements to more complex operations. If an elderly friend or relative is soon to undergo an operation, you will want to start preparing in advance to help them in their recovery. If you [...]

November 28th, 2016|

Depression in the Elderly

How to Cope with Depression in the Elderly Depression can sometimes become a problem for elderly people, and it can be caused by loneliness, isolation, lack of mobility and other issues. No matter what the cause, it can lead to many problems including loss of appetite and low energy levels. Often, elderly people fail to [...]

November 14th, 2016|